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Green Flash / Pizza Port / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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86
very good

569 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 16
Gots: 65 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 02-07-2011)
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Homebrew35

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-12-2011 00:44:05 | More by Homebrew35
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Rustyhewitt

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-26-2011 00:01:08 | More by Rustyhewitt
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ATXRyan

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-17-2011 19:04:21 | More by ATXRyan
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jtk

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-14-2011 14:33:34 | More by jtk
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IamC0lin

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-17-2011 17:13:09 | More by IamC0lin
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likeemdark

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

01-27-2012 12:30:37 | More by likeemdark
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revo

Virginia

5/5  rDev +30.2%

05-27-2012 02:59:47 | More by revo
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SMM0606

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-23-2011 02:27:45 | More by SMM0606
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Miamilice

Vermont

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-25-2011 19:38:03 | More by Miamilice
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rrryanc

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-21-2011 23:29:27 | More by rrryanc
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Discordian

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-15-2011 04:29:14 | More by Discordian
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-10-2011 16:55:07 | More by JustinMatthew
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n2pux

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-15-2011 05:00:02 | More by n2pux
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-05-2011 13:59:48 | More by bluesplit63
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anyhoodle

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-28-2011 03:44:40 | More by anyhoodle
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It pours very nicely with an amazing ruby reddish brown color to it. Amazing smell for a scotch ale that isn't hopped up. I get all the typical smells of bready chocolate toffee and caramel malts but they are very rich smelling and I also get a noticeable sweetness and almost a soy sauce in the smell. I also get some of the alcohol on the smell and some subtle spicy earthy hops. The taste is just like the smell pretty much with amazing rich malt tastes but with an actual sweetness that compromises the whole body of the beer.

You get a slight spicy earthy hop on the back end which pops up there at the last minute after the attack of rich malty sweetness. Definitely not too sweet at all but it almost has a chocolate malt or milkshake taste to it as well. Not to say it stout like though in taste. You do get a little bit of that soy sauce taste that you get in the smell. I'm sure this is from all the malts and thick body coming together. It tastes awesome though and definitely isn't a bad taste at all. Best Scotch Ale I've ever had..too bad it's only a limited release.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 03:17:06 | More by thebrood1987
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tsulli

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

04-01-2012 02:37:18 | More by tsulli
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

03-12-2012 20:20:10 | More by UltimateLivewire
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BigV

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

07-03-2014 16:49:33 | More by BigV
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ElCommodoro

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was fantastic. I can't say anything about the appearance because I enjoyed it in the dark (in a cinema).
The smell was sweet and of prunes (as I find many scotch ales to be).
It was a thick, sweet, deliciously malty beer with a wee bit of hops to add some balance, but certainly not enough to take away from the sweetness. And I thought that was a great idea. Let all the maltiness and the sweetness come through. I'm a big fan of that. It was a wonderful brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2011 04:26:32 | More by ElCommodoro
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 2/2011 notes. Poured into a MacAndrew's thistle glass. Pours a ruby orange amber. Thin head and some lacing. Caramel malt and light fruit aroma, nice. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, bready malts, some dark and light fruit, a hint of chocolate. This tastes as if it has already aged for a year or two, very mellow and well integrated. Medium bodied, almost creamy. A very nice, mellow scotch ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 05:39:25 | More by LiquidAmber
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cyrock1

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Deep amber to amber brown.

Smell: Lightly roasted chocolate maltiness with a hint of toffee.

Taste: Whoppers! Malted milk and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Nice steady carbonation keeps the flavor and aromas lively.

Drinkability: I feel this is one of my favorite Scotch Ales I've tried. Excellent job on this colaboration.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 04:57:31 | More by cyrock1
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joshuasamantha

California

4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had on tap at Stone's Winter Storm event. I'd like to mention that this was a collaboration beer with Pizza Port in Carlsbad and Green Flashing brewing co. in Vista (All by San Diego if you're not from around here). Sometimes a scotch ale can be a little too overwhelming for me, but this beer was so smooth! A must if you can get your hands on a bottle ($3 bucks for a 12 oz.- kinda pricey). I hope they keep brewing it instead of having it as a special session ale!

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2011 23:50:59 | More by joshuasamantha
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MadCat

New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A nice dark ruby red color, very clear, a decent whitish head leaving no lacing.

Smell: Smokey malts with a nice earthiness to it

Taste: Smokey malts, really very malty. Earthiness, bread, hints of caramel. It has some sweetness with some rounding out bitterness. The abv is well hidden

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium body, thinner than expected, medium carbonation level.

Drinkability: Drinks easy, but not a chugger.

Overall, this was quite excellent, and I'm sad that, like Ommegang's Kup O'Kyndness, this is another excellent Scotch style ale that was limited production. Might have to go find more than just the two bottles I picked up. And, its also interesting to see something that Stone was involved in that isn't hoppy.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 00:52:09 | More by MadCat
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Murrhey

Montana

4.53/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Finger width head that lingered with a lovely mahogany color and a delightful buttery aroma.
The smell is very strong but not at all unpleasant.
The taste does have some of the same butter twinge as I picked up in the smell, with a slight burnt flavor at the end.

The mouthfeel, as a personal preference of mine is perfect. Not too watery but with a real fluidity to it that can be lost in darker Ales.

Enjoyed this beer greatly.

(also, this is my first review for the site, so I hope I'm doing this right.)

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 03:45:03 | More by Murrhey
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Green Flash / Pizza Port / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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